Category: self care

Mental Health Awareness week

Ending the stigma of mental health is still proving to be a challenge, although in the UK we are getting ever closer to our goal of a deeper understanding, tolerance & acceptance of the importance of talking about our mental health. As somebody who… Continue Reading “Mental Health Awareness week”

1 year of Courage Coaching

Today marks 1 year since I started Courage Coaching and I can definetely say it has been totally worth it! Although I wasn’t new to wordpress 1 year ago, I was very new to coaching! Since completing my certification and coaching my first clients,… Continue Reading “1 year of Courage Coaching”

Dealing with parental estrangement

If you have become estranged from your parents, it’s important to remember that this can be a very vulnerable place to be. Making the decision to become estranged from your family may alleviate some of the instant emotional pain after a huge argument, however,… Continue Reading “Dealing with parental estrangement”

The loss of what should have been

When you don’t get certain basic needs met in your childhood, there will come a time in your future where you will eventually become awakened to these unmet needs. Although this isn’t the same for everyone, there is usually one feeling which is most… Continue Reading “The loss of what should have been”

Psychological Projection-A defense mechanism that people with NPD use often

Dear friends I am hope you are enjoying your weekend and are generally doing ok. Before I fly off to Scotland tomorrow, I wanted to upload Monday’s Youtube video early, as I won’t be able to work on it when visiting family. This week’s… Continue Reading “Psychological Projection-A defense mechanism that people with NPD use often”

Pathological lying & other types of lying

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your week started well 🙂 Today’s video, which unfortunately took me ages to edit due to many interruptions & distractions, is about pathological lying. Although I talk about other types of lying, I particularly wanted to highlight the importance… Continue Reading “Pathological lying & other types of lying”

A great resource for CPTSD sufferers that have trouble sleeping

I came across this wonderful website & blog known as ‘Beauty after bruises’, which is a voluntary website that provides invaluable support for those with CPTSD and/or Dissociation. The links I am adding here are very useful for those of you who really struggle… Continue Reading “A great resource for CPTSD sufferers that have trouble sleeping”

How to live with gratitude

Gratitude is a very important tool that most of us don’t use as often as we could. To be grateful for all that we have in our life can bring a certain sense of contentment and peace. Studies have been done, which show that… Continue Reading “How to live with gratitude”

Malignant narcissism

Although this isn’t an actual diagnosis in the DSM, it is very real and it is very destructive. I have had first hand experience with someone who has this condition and I live with a very real mental illness that was caused by that… Continue Reading “Malignant narcissism”

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Childhood trauma produces physiological effects upon the developing brain that have an adverse effect upon the individual’s stress response system. Childhood trauma is likely to increase a person’s vulnerability to falling victim to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). FACTS ABOUT CFS. The symptoms of CFS… Continue Reading “The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”